Galaxy S10 may ditch the earpiece for a 6.2" sound-emitting display, edge-to-edge glory

An interesting sound-emitting display concept by Samsung got our attention when showcased at the Society of Information Displays (SID) 2018 expo last month. As you can see in the video above, the Samsung rep explains how a panel using vibration and bone conduction may negate the need for an earpiece, helping extend the screen all the way from top to bottom. They had a “Sound on Display” tech prototype at hand, running in what seems to be a Galaxy S9+ casing, and the presenter joked that we are actually looking at the Galaxy S10 display here.
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Like Apple's 2019 iPhone X Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S10 could feature a triple rear camera

According to a brand new report from South Korea, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone could feature a triple rear camera. Korean website The Information quotes a local analyst who says that Samsung is “considering” equipping the Galaxy S10 with such a camera possibly because Apple is expected to launch an iPhone X Plus with a triple camera sometime in 2019.
The new report also reiterates a rumor about a 3D sensing sensor that could be included in the camera of the Galaxy S10 – this would allow the recording of high-definition 3D content, from selfies to stuff …

Like Apple's iPhone X Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S10 could feature a triple rear camera

According to a brand new report from South Korea, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone could feature a triple rear camera. Korean website The Information quotes a local analyst who says that Samsung is “considering” equipping the Galaxy S10 with such a camera possibly because Apple is expected to launch an iPhone X Plus with a triple camera sometime in 2019.
The new report also reiterates a rumor about a 3D sensing sensor that could be included in the camera of the Galaxy S10 – this would allow the recording of high-definition 3D content, from selfies to stuff …

Report: Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature in-display fingerprint scanner and perhaps 3D sensing

Earlier today, we passed along the interesting news that Samsung plans on unveiling its 2019 flagship phone in January. The manufacturer wants to leave some room for consumers to digest the Samsung Galaxy S10 and have room left over for dessert. And by dessert, we mean the the foldable Samsung Galaxy X (or whatever moniker the company chooses). Now, a report out of South Korea gives us some ideas about what features could be found on the Galaxy S10 and, we assume, the Galaxy S10+.

The report points out that Samsung has failed for two years with its attempts to include an in-display fingerprint …

Samsung to announce the Galaxy S10 in January to make room for its foldable smartphone

Samsung is trying to outmaneuver the competition each year by launch its flagship smartphones earlier than usual. Both the Galaxy S9 and Note 8 came a couple of weeks earlier than its predecessors, but the Galaxy S10 may give a new meaning to the word “earlier.”

It appears that Samsung has given the green light to its “foldable smartphone” project and has decided that the best release window for the device would be the one that coincides with the Galaxy S10’s announcement.

Because Samsung doesn’t want the Galaxy S10 or its upcoming foldable smartphone to steal each others spotlight, …

Galaxy S10 to sport a Face ID camera competitor, and in-display finger reader

It’s not the first time we are hearing that Samsung is working on a TrueDepth camera competitor to rival Apple’s Face ID and Animoji features, but now we have a device where it will eventually be planted – none other than the Galaxy S10. This one is shaping up to be a crazy handset, with a 7nm chipset, 5G connectivity, in-display finger scanner, and whatever else Samsung throws at it that will stick.

Well, it seems that Samsung is throwing a structured light transmitter and receiver, a front-facing camera, and a time of flight/proximity sensor. These are …

Samsung breaks ground on the 7nm foundry that will cast the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 chipsets

Samsung just tooled up for mass production of the chipsets that will go into the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, as it is breaking ground on a brand new foundry this week, tasked with making the plunge all the way down to the 7nm production node. The factory costs $5.6 billion, yet Samsung has further expansion plans about it, since the 7nm process will be with us for at least a few years going forward.

The Snapdragon 845 chipset that is about to debut in the Galaxy S9, is packing Qualcomm’s X20 modem, which does 1.2 Gbps, so we’d wager to guess that the 7nm X24 modem …

Expect ultrafast Wi-fi and 'audiophile quality' Bluetooth 5.1 in Snapdragon 855 on the S10

Qualcomm just took to the airwaves, and issued no less than 11 press releases this morning, but one of it caught our particular attention, as it is going directly in future flagship smartphones. 

The mobile SoC giant announced that it has crafted a highly integrated connectivity chip, dubbed WCN3998, that is ready for the next generation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards. We are talking about Wi-fi 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.1 here – standards that are still to be detailed by their respective standardization bodies – and bring next generation speeds, range, and battery …

Snapdragon 855 in Galaxy S10 could be the first 7nm mobile processor, tips contractor

Qualcomm won’t say it, but their contractors do. Snapdragon 855 (SDM855) is the first 7nm SoC. (probably the one the X24 modem ends up in) pic.twitter.com/Ot1J34fQoG— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) 15 февруари 2018 г. 

Yesterday, Qualcomm came out of the blue with the first chipset made on the groundbreaking 7nm process, but this one was a wireless modem, the X24, which will allow phones equipped with it to reach 2 Gbps 4G LTE download speeds. 

The Snapdragon 845 that is about to debut in the Galaxy S9 ten days from now, is packing X20, which does 1.2 Gbps, …

Qualcomm unveils 2Gbps X24 modem, hinting at 7nm Snapdragon 855 for the Galaxy S10

Despite its spats with Apple, and the subsequent loss of one of its biggest clients to Intel, Qualcomm remains the top dog when it comes to cellular connectivity, and it just announced the first wireless modem that can hit 2 Gbps 4G LTE downloads, the X24, and the first chip announced to use the 7nm production process, ready to go into “commercial devices” by year’s end. 

That’s much faster than the X20 in Snapdragon 845 which is arriving with Galaxy S9. That one can take advantage of up to 1.2 Gbps speeds, just like the current top modem, found …